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Tony McMullan
TIC

Being the peak industry body for Truck Manufacturers and Importers in Australia the Truck Industry Council (TIC) is responsible for providing policy, technical and regulatory advice to State and Federal governments and their agencies pertaining to the National Truck Fleet. In January 2008 Tony McMullan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the TIC. Mr McMullan has thirty years’ experience in the surface transport sector (Road, Rail, Maritime and Logistics).

  • SETUP: a strategic plan for safety and environmental catchup

    By: Tony McMullan

    August 2020

    For as long as I can remember (some twenty odd years now), the adoption of Australian Design Rule (ADR) regulations for heavy vehicle safety and environmental standards closely followed those in Europe and for that matter, the USA and Japan too.

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  • COVID-19 industry impacts, risks, opportunities

    By: Tony McMullan

    July 2020

    The advent of COVID 19 has quite clearly left its mark on the Australian population and the economy. For its part, the Federal Government has provided strong leadership to mitigate the negative impacts associated with the pandemic.

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  • A clear blue sky

    By: Tony McMullan

    June 2020

    Many governments around the world have, over a long period of time, introduced ever stricter noxious vehicle emission regulations to curb air pollution generated by busses, cars and trucks powered by internal combustion engines.

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  • We only have one planet

    By: Tony McMullan

    May 2020

    Recent and continuing events surrounding the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, leading to the declaration of a worldwide pandemic, have shown us all how quickly life can change on our planet.

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  • Defining the goal

    By: Tony McMullan

    April 2020

    Defining where you want to go in life can be very important.

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  • Clearing the air

    By: Tony McMullan

    March 2020

    Vehicle emission zones are not new. The United Kingdom first introduced the city of London emission zone back in February 2008 for trucks and busses over 3.5tonnes gross vehicle mass.

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  • Heavy vehicle road user charging

    By: Tony McMullan

    February 2020

    For the first time in almost four years the National Transport Commission (NTC) is undertaking a review of heavy vehicle pay as you go (PAYGO) charging fees in Australia at the request of the Transport and Infrastructure Council within the Council of Australian Governments (COAG).

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  • Catching the cheats

    By: Tony McMullan

    December 2019

    Almost from the day that heavy vehicle manufacturers were legally required to supply vehicle road speed limiting to prevent truck and bus speeding on our highways, making our roads safer and reducing crashes and engine emission control systems to reduce harmful tailpipe pollutants, providing cleaner air for all of us to breathe, there have been a minority who have felt the need to devise ways and means to disable, or modify, these systems.

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  • Austroads widens its view on Heavy Vehicle width

    By: Tony McMullan

    November 2019

    Back in May of this year, I detailed how Australia was in a very exclusive, but not envied, position when it came to maximum vehicle width, being one of just six countries on the planet where maximum vehicle width is restricted to 2.5m.

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  • Stop, revive, survive – part two

    By: Tony McMullan

    August 2019

    In my column last month, I detailed how a world-first study into heavy vehicle driver fatigue, instigated by the National Transport Commission and headed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity (Alertness CRC) may change how we as an industry view and address heavy vehicle driver fatigue.

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